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10 Best Hotels to Visit in 2021 Right Now for Seeing Fall Foliage

the 10 best hotels, B&Bs and resorts in the U.S. to visit in 2021 right now for seeing the beauty of the fall foliage.

Fall is almost here, and as part of our Fall 2021 Preview, we’re scoping out all the events, experiences and entertainment you should add to your calendar for the upcoming months. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of the 10 best hotels, B&Bs and resorts in the U.S. to visit in 2021 right now for seeing the beauty of the fall foliage.

The 10 best hotels to visit this Autumn for Fall foliage

What makes fall so special? Is it the chance to dig out our favorite sweaters, and snuggle up with a mug of something warm and delicious? Or is it the fact that it’s the most fleeting of seasons?

the 10 best hotels, B&Bs and resorts in the U.S. to visit in 2021 right now for seeing the beauty of the fall foliage.

Unlike with the drag of bitter winters, sweltering summers, and rainy springs, fall gives us only a few short weeks to marvel at its most magical paradox: the beauty of watching the natural world reach the end of another cycle.  It’s a season that’s full of contradictions, but in spite of those – or maybe because of them – it’s many people’s favorite time of year.

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While the trees hurry to shed their leaves, the rest of us have to slow down, and take a minute to appreciate what’s around us. And if you’re looking for a place to take your time this autumn, here are ten spots that can’t be beat. Here’s where to go for your annual dose of breathtaking fall foliage.

the 10 best hotels, B&Bs and resorts in the U.S. to visit in 2021 right now for seeing the beauty of the fall foliage.

the 10 best hotels, B&Bs and resorts in the U.S. to visit in 2021 right now for seeing the beauty of the fall foliage.

The 10 best hotels to visit in 2021 for seeing the Fall foliage

1. Della Terra Mountain Chateau in Colorado

This boutique hotel sits in the mountains, only a short drive from the famous Trail Ridge Road. Explore the Chateau’s fourteen acres, and then take a scenic ride through the 48-mile loop to see Colorado’s magnificent trees.

And of course, the Rocky Mountain National Park awaits with all your hiking needs.  No matter how you choose to view it – at the Cahteau, in a car, or on foot – it’s going to be a fall to remember.

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When to Go: The peak will fall around the third week in September.

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2. Twin Farms in Vermont

Tucked away in the town of Barnard, you’ll find Vermont’s most luxurious accommodations. As they say, the backyard at Twin Farms is your playground, and we can’t think of a better season to play.

After venturing out on the farms’ many hiking trails, cozy up in one of their ten free-standing cottages and warm yourself by your fireplace. The perfect way to start the season.

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When: The peak hits around the third week of September.

3. Triple Creek Ranch in Montana

This luxurious Montana hideaway makes it easy to take in your wonderful surroundings. If you’re a novice hiker, you’re in luck – the ranch offers guided hikes and scenic drives through the middle of October. Choose the experience that’s right for you, and they’ll supply everything you need for a successful trip.

And if you’d rather hang out at the ranch? Don’t worry, there’s plenty to keep you busy – including archery, fly fishing, horseback riding, and more. Consider this your very own autumn adventureland.

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When to Go: Between the third and fourth week in September.

4. Amangani in Wyoming

Located in the foothills of the Grand Tetons, this Jackson Hole paradise gives you a view of fall that you won’t forget. Of course, if the sight of the red-and-orange Snake River Valley isn’t enough, those with an adventurous spirit can head into the mountains for an even deeper autumn experience. Choose one of Amangani’s stunning suites – all of which come with a view of the Tetons – and bask in the glow of the perfect fall.

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When to Go:  Peak falls between the third week of September and the first week in October.

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5. Adobe & Pines Inn in New Mexico

You haven’t seen fall until you’ve seen it in New Mexico’s Enchanted Circle. And lucky for you, one of the state’s best inns is located only a short drive from the route. Each of the rooms at Adobes & Pines Inn is specially designed and offers unique features – think a stargazing roof,  and over-sized tub. After a day exploring Taos, hop in the car and prepare to be enchanted by some of the finest foliage in the country.

When to Go: Peak will arrive between the first and second week in October.

6. The Brooklin Inn in Maine

If you’re looking for a fall getaway that will inspire you, this is the place. Brooklin is known for its community of artists and writers, making this a place that’s perfectly-suited to autumn’s thoughtful airs.  And the foliage all around you – especially at Blue Hill Mountain – will simply be the cherry on top.

When to Go: Peak will hit between the second and third week in October.

7. Grand Geneva Resort and Spa in Wisconsin

Fall is waiting for you at the 1,300 acre campus of the Grand Geneva Resort and Spa. And your autumn immersion doesn’t have to stop at the foliage (though Lake Geneva does offer natural beauty in spades). You can expect a full season’s worth of experiences, with everything from haunted hayrides and pumpkin spice lattes, to golf and horseback riding. Grand Geneva Resort and Spa has it all.

When to Go: The peak is estimated for the 3rd week of October. For the most updated information, follow Wisconsin’s Fall Tracker.

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8. Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in New York

You’ve never experienced fall in the Adirondacks like this before. Mirror Lake Inn is gorgeous in every season, but when better than the moment its surroundings have turned to gold? Make the time for some of the best hikes in the state, and then head to the inn’s award-winning Lake Placid Spa to recharge.

When to Go: Peak will hit around the third week in October.

9. Old Edwards Inn and Spa in North Carolina

Located on the southern plateau of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Old Edwards Inn and Spa will give you a front row seat to the world’s best fall foliage – at a 4,118 foot elevation. Indulge in all that the inn has to offer – everything from spa, golf, and tennis, to the local theater in Highlands – and then dive into the mountains for your epic fall hike.

When to Go: Peak will hit between the third and fourth week in October.

10. Lookout Point Lakeside Inn in Arkansas

Self-described as a “manifesto for luxury, wellness, and romance,” this is what autumn dreams are made of. And the inn has even prepared a sample three-day fall trip itinerary for those in need of ideas. Your fantasy getaway will include picture-perfect gardens, awe-inspiring mountain views, and a heated massage to wrap up the weekend.

When to Go: The peak will happen between the end of October and the beginning of November.

The 10 best hotels, resorts and B&Bs for seeing Fall foliage 2021

That’s our take on the best hotels, B&Bs and resorts in the U.S. to visit in 2021 right now for seeing the beauty of the fall foliage. What say you, dear reader? Are you up for autumnal road trip?

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Abbie Martin Greenbaum grew up in New York City and currently lives in Brooklyn, where she drinks a lot of coffee and matches roommates together for a living. At Oberlin College, she studied English and Cinema, which are still two of her favorite things, along with dessert and musical theater. She believes in magic.

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